Why is the Republican establishment being so timid? Did they not understand the Tea Part’s message? Do they not read the poles that shout that the voters are behind them? Or is it that they don’t really care what the voters want? Why weren’t they more aggressive on spending cuts? Why aren’t they talking about slashing corporate taxes as a way to get job growth? Why aren’t the Republicans doing more?
Do you think I’m being to harsh on the Republicans? After all, they only control the House of Representatives. Repeat those words out loud. “House of Representatives”. All I’m asking is that they represent me and all the other Americans that voted for them and many more Americans that are now siding with them.
Here are some results of recent Rasmussen Report polling of likely US voters:
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Voters shows that 56% favor repeal of the health care law, including 43% who Strongly Favor repeal. Forty percent (40%) oppose repeal of the law, including 27% who are Strongly Opposed. Source
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters agree more with the Republican governor in his dispute with union workers. Thirty-eight percent (38%) agree more with the unionized public employees, while 14% are undecided. Source.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters think the Republican Party has a plan for where it wants to take the nation. That’s a 12-point increase from a year ago when just 35% believed that to be true. Thirty-three percent (33%) say the GOP does not have such a plan, and 20% are not sure. Source.
New Rasmussen Reports telephone polling finds that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters nationwide say they would vote for their district’s Republican congressional candidate, while 37% would choose the Democrat instead. Last week, Republicans posted a 45% to 39% lead.
The GOP has been consistently ahead on the Generic Ballot since June 2009, leading by as much as 12 points and as little as three. The week before Election Day last November, support for Republicans peaked at 51%, the highest level of support either party has enjoyed in the last two years, but GOP support tapered off after that. Democrats enjoyed a seven-point lead on the Generic Ballot when Barack Obama took office as president in late January 2009. Source.
What these polling results tell me is that the Republicans have the support that they need. So why aren’t they taking advantage of this support? In my humble opinion, the Republicans need to take their case to the people and quit worrying about what the Democratically controlled Senate or the President are going to do. If the Democrats block what the people support, they will pay the price in 2012. We need to keep the Democrats on the defensive.
I know that I am not the only one that feels this way. You should read an excellent post by John Carey at Sentry Journal on this subject. What are your thoughts?